Make this Frida Kahlo inspired flower crown for Day of the Dead. Stunning el Dia de los Muertos paper flower crown or headpiece, ideal for costume + dress up ideas!

Paper flower crown for Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos
Paper flower crown for Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead paper flower crown craft idea: make your own flower headpiece for el Dia de los Muertos celebration or costume party!

Make a Frida Kahlo inspired flower Day of the Dead paper flower crown for El Dia de los Muertos. This stunning and beautiful paper flower crown or headpiece is ideal for costume and dress up ideas for a Day of the Dead party or celebrations. Add a pair of decorated calavera skeleton hands to hold your beautiful paper flowers in place.

Day of the Dead skeleton hands corona de flores crown craft activity

Step-by-step instructions: El Dia de los Muertos headpiece or crown

All you need is Happythought flower and skeleton hand templates, paints, scissors, a glue stick and tape. Get creative and don’t be scared to use all your favorite colors and textures.

First, paint, cut out and arrange your flowers.
The craft pack includes templates and tutorials for flowers, skeleton hands, spiders, moths and butterflies!

We chose pinks , purples, blues and blacks to make a crown in perfect hues for the Day of the Dead. Add stripes and dots of color and stack up different shaped petals to make beautiful blooms for your crown.

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Add a paper spider to your paper flower crown

Next, paint the headband and add flowers and skeleton hands, with the largest flower in the middle. Add a bejewelled spider and a beautiful butterfly to the crown. To attach the flowers to the base, we used a roll of masking tape on the back of each flower. That way it is easy to reposition your flowers if you need to! Once you are happy you can add some glue to make them more secure.

We also stuck on some gems and dusted the flowers with glitter. To wear your crown, wrap the crown around your head and secure at the back of the head with a little tape.

Skeleton hands and flowers-crown for el dia de los muertos

Day of the Dead flower crown: skeleton hands holding colorful paper flowers

Day of the Dead corona de flores or flower crown
Corona de flores para el Dia de los Muertos

Download your free floral crown templates to make a headpiece for Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead headpiece templates, ideas and patterns for fun and easy El dia de los Muertos crafts.

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Make this Frida Kahlo inspired flower and skeleton hand crown for Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead paper flower crown, ideal for costume and dress up!

The paper crown templates and tutorial are part of our Day of the Dead craft activity pack. Featuring 5 craft activities and Learn about Day of the Dead teacher friendly worksheets. Also all the tutorials, templates and worksheets come in English and Español versions.

You can find these affordable craft PDF worksheets in our shop, for some fun and easy Day of the Dead activities!
Click here – https://happythought.co.uk/templates/day-of-the-dead-craft-activity

Craft worksheets for Day of the Dead activities, El dia de los Muertos PDF craft printables!
Photographic examples of the finished crafts projects: Paper crown, nichos, masks, milagro crafts, sitting skeletons plus 10 papel picado template patterns to try!

Have a go yourself – Paper skeleton hand for a headpiece or costume

Make your own paper skeleton for the Day of the Dead crown. See how easy it is below.

How to make a paper skeleton for Day of the Dead headpiece costume
How to make a paper skeleton hand for Day of the Dead costume

Make your own El Dia de los Muertos paper flower crown: Flowers and skeleton hand crown or corona de flores templates (tutorial + 12 patterns)  – 15 PDFs

Put together this easy make paper crown adorned with flowers and skeletons for Day of the Dead. (Español y English tutorial sheets)


At the Blue House with Frida and Diego

Check out this archive footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Watch it here: https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/at-the-blue-house-with-frida-and-diego/


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18 Responses to Day of the Dead paper flower crown

  1. me encanta el día de muertos y más poder crear cosas alusivas a ello como ésta hermosa corona de papel =)

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